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The AECB National Conference

The Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) National Conference 2017 will examine how high quality homes can be delivered in volume without sacrificing the planet or profit.

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The AECB National Conference

The Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) National Conference 2017, which takes place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London on 15th September, will show how high quality homes can be delivered in volume.

The theme of the AECB National Conference is: Fixing the housing market by delivering better homes for customers and the planet.

The government’s Housing White Paper describes the housing market as ‘broken’. Mainstream housebuilding has fallen far short on delivering the 200,000 homes a year needed to reach the government target of one million new homes by 2020. Addressing the UK’s housing crisis, the White Paper points out, means not only building more homes, but ensuring those homes are ‘of the type people want to live in’.

New homes can be well built, perform well, and offer benefits in health and wellbeing, comfort, energy efficiency and reduced running costs. All too often however, consumer experiences of new homes are very different; today’s poor quality housebuilding could generate a legacy of problems for the future, contributing adversely to CO2 emissions.

Speakers will identify the risks and opportunities presented by evolving policy, ranging from the Climate Change Act to Brexit. They will look at the lessons from volume housebuilding and some of the alternative models for housing delivery. They will highlight how sustainable design and construction approaches, including factory build, can deliver improved living environments without slowing the development process.

Why should I attend Eco Connect London?

Learn from and network with the leading experts in sustainable design and construction. Delegates also get free entry to the co-located International Refurbishment Symposium.

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Why should I attend Eco Connect London?

No other network brings together the cutting-edge expertise of the sustainable construction and design movements like the AECB. This is your chance to meet and engage with those who pioneer and innovate, as well as those who want to scale up these practices.

The packed conference agenda will highlight the direction of travel for housing quality, and examine how housebuilding can be increased and improved. Delegates will then be able to network with more than 200 like-minded professionals. Attendees may even enjoy some late summer sunshine at the evening Summer Party.

Delegates to Eco Connect also benefit from free entry to the International Refurbishment Symposium, which is co-located.

speakers

Leading experts and policy-makers have been invited to participate in this agenda-setting conference.

Chair: The housing crisis and the need for better homes

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 10:00
  • Kelvin Theatre

Andy Simmonds

CEO of the AECB

Our Reliance on Speculative Housing

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 10:00
  • Kelvin Theatre

Toby Lloyd

Head of Housing Development, Shelter

Delivering affordable and sustainable homes in changing policy environment

  • 15 September 2017
  • 11:00

Bevan Jones

Managing Director - Sustainable Homes

Housing Policy - The Direction of Travel

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 11:15
  • Kelvin Theatre

Luke Murphy

Senior Research Fellow - Housing, Institute for Public Policy Research

Do Consumers Get What They Want from House-building?

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 12:15
  • Kelvin Theatre

Paula Higgins

Chief Executive, Home Owners Alliance

The Relationship Between the Financial and Environmental Performance of Buildings

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 12:15
  • Kelvin Theatre

Pat McAllister

Professor of Real Estate, Henley Business School

What can we learn from the mainstream?

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 12:15
  • Kelvin Theatre

Sally Hancox

Energiesprong UK, Sustainability Professional in Social Housing

What can community land trusts deliver?

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 14:00
  • Kelvin Theatre

Tony Rich

Interim Chair and Community Director, Rural Urban Synthesis Society

Retrofit-led Regeneration of Inner City Estates

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 14:00
  • Kelvin Theatre

Richard Twinn

Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council

Lessons from Loudoun Road

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 15:00
  • Kelvin Theatre

Irene Craik

Director, Levitt Bernstein

A Client Perspective on a Sustainable Housing Development

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 15:00
  • Kelvin Theatre

Gareth Jones

Director of Development and Assets, Origin Housing

Doing Development Differently

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 16:30
  • Kelvin Theatre

Chris Thompson

Citu, Managing Director

Urban Planning, Garden Cities and Sustainable Investment

  • 15 September, 2017
  • 16:30
  • Kelvin Theatre

Marianne Heaslip

Urbed

Learnings from Passivhaus Development

  • 15 September 2017
  • 16:30

Huw Jones

Housing Development Manager - Lambeth Council

schedule

All conference sessions take place in the Kelvin Lecture Theatre

  • 1000
    The Housing Crisis and the Need for Better Homes
  • 1100
    Where is Policy Taking Us?
  • 1215
    Panel Debate: What Can We Learn from the Mainstream?
  • 1400
    Alternative Models for Delivering Homes
  • 1500
    Healthier Homes for Better Business
  • 1630
    Panel Debate: Doing Development Differently
  • 1800
    AECB Summer PartyRoof Terrace
  • 1000
    Energy Efficiency in a Changing World
  • 1030
    Identifying and Breaking Down the Barriers to Large-Scale Refurbishment
  • 1115
    Moving Policy, Market and Industry
  • 1215
    Taking The City Wide Approach
  • 1400
    Gaining Buy-In From Stakeholders and Householders
  • 1500
    Delivering Technical Excellence at Scale
  • 1630
    Refurbishment in Action
  • 0830
    Business Breakfast and Principle Six Cooperation Session
  • 0930
    Delivering More Homes Fit For a Sustainable Future – The Potential Market Opportunity
  • 1130
    Raising the Quality and Volume of Retrofit Following the Each Home Counts Review
  • 1345
    Successful Retrofit Procurement and Contract Management
  • 1530
    Site Visits

key information

We're always here to help but here is some stuff you really need to know.

Getting There

The IET is located just a few hundred yards from Embankment Tube Station and Charing Cross overground. There is no car parking at the venue and the Congestion Charge applies - so be green and travel by train.

Accommodation

London isn't short of hotel options - and after our Summer Party we think you'll need to hit a sack not too far from the venue.

Catering

Your delegate ticket includes lunch and refreshments. Upgrade to attend the Summer Party and you will enjoy our Rooftop BBQ too!

Summer Party

The Summer Party follows on from the conference from 6pm. It is taking place on the Roof Terrace at the IET, and will feature a BBQ and live music set against a backdrop of London's iconic Southbank.

buy a ticket

Here you can buy tickets for the AECB National Conference and the Summer Party using Paypal, Credit Card or BACS payments.

£199
AECB Conference Only
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  • Full day ticket
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Eco Connect Meetings
  • Free entry to International Refurbishment Symposium
£248
Conference and Party
Coupon Code? Enter at the Checkout.
  • Full day ticket
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Eco Connect Meetings
  • Free entry to International Refurbishment Symposium
  • Entry to the Summer Party
£49
Summer Party Only
  • Entry to Rooftop Party
  • Live Music
  • Chef-cooked BBQ

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